Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati targeted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on her 63rd birthday today and said that it should learn a lesson from the drubbing in the recently held Assembly Elections in the Hindi heartland states. The BSP chief also accused the BJP-led central government of betraying the people of the country by not fulfilling any of the promises. "PM Modi makes tall promises in his rallies, but just like every other time, we believe that this time too, all the promises will be shelved," she said.
Commenting upon the law and order situation in the state, the former chief minister said that everything is 'out of control'. She also alleged that the BJP government is using religion-based identities to alienate masses from one another. "BJP backs up those who try to divide people in the name of caste and Gods and are creating communal divides for political gains. They even used the CBI for this," the BSP chief said.
Talking about the alliance with Samajwadi Party, Mayawati said that workers of both the party should forget about past differences and work together for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "Forget past differences and ensure the victory of all joint candidates of the SP and the BSP. This will be my ideal birthday gift," Mayawati said at the press conference.
"My birthday is celebrated as the Jankalyankari Day every year. Today all BSP candidates in an ode to the party ideology will celebrate the day by helping the poor, the backward and the needy in their respective constituencies," she added.
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The SP and the BSP have decided on a 50-50 seat-sharing deal under which each party will contest 38 seats. Both the parties have decided not to contest in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively. However, Congress has been kept out of the alliance. Two seats have been left for the smaller parties.